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- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady?s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent?and confounding descent ?of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 49.95
This comprehensive chronological reference work lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world--individual and team matches, 1956 through 1960. Entries record location and, when available, the group that sponsored the event. First and last names of players are included whenever possible and are standardized for easy reference.... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 20.95
"Chess gets a hold of some people, like a virus or a drug," writes Robert Desjarlais in this absorbing book. Drawing on his lifelong fascination with the game, Desjarlais guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to help us understand its unique pleasures and challenges, and to advance a new "anthropology of passion." Immersing us... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 24.95
Three Moves Ahead shows how classic chess strategies address the #1 problem of Information Age executives: how to move quickly in the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change. This witty and novel guide, written for non-players, is packed with scores of real-world examples showing how top CEOs use Grandmaster techniques to win on Wall... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11
When Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age, and what was... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65
Comprehensive, up to date, and clear, this invaluable guide will help even less experienced players to progress to good club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world... more...
- Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess is the only full-length biography of Paul Morphy, the antebellum chess prodigy who launched United States participation in international chess and is still generally acknowledged as the greatest American chess player of all time. But Morphy was more than a player. He was a shy, retiring lawyer who had been... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 18.95
Across the Board is the definitive work on chessboard problems. It is not simply about chess but the chessboard itself--that simple grid of squares so common to games around the world. And, more importantly, the fascinating mathematics behind it. From the Knight's Tour Problem and Queens Domination to their many variations, John Watkins surveys... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
For decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. Evidence, according to Moscow, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer - insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar, bigoted, paranoid and obsessive. And apparently unstoppable . . . 'It was thanks to Fischer's greed and weirdness that the... more...
- Touchstone 2008; Not Available
From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan. One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.... more...